Rise and shine, morning glory! How’s it going today? Did you do anything fun last night? After spending yesterday afternoon shopping for plants at Costco, picking up some necessities at Target and watching at least five episodes of HBO’s Entourage online, I finally turned in around midnight.
Yesterday at Costco I was shopping for a miniature citrus tree to set in a large pot by the front door outside, one that won’t outgrow the pot or need to be replanted, but I left empty handed. No luck tracking one down. I’ve seen ’em decorating outdoor shopping centers before, and El Hub insists that whatever we get be something that produces food.
Back to beauty then — what was your favorite product this week? Was it an old standby or something new?
Bonjour! Let Givenchy Makeup Take You Someplace Special for Summer
“The blues, bronzes, pinks and peaches transport me to a tropical resort, where I’m lounging lazily beside the pool, reading some book (probably teen lit) under a stand of palm trees rustling overhead. Of course, in this fantasy I’m rocking killer abs in a Burberry bikini, and Ryan Reynolds just offered to buy me a margarita…”
Warming Up to MAC Pret-a-Papier
“If you’ve ever been a little confused by MAC’s past color collection choices, you might be in for a treat this time (at least I hope so). Everything here just makes sense to me, like a bona fide summer makeup collection with wicked versatility and potential. Almost any combination of these colors picked at random could still produce a cohesive look.”
Rimmel Lasting Finish Blendable Powder Blush Deserves a Drugstore Makeup Crown
“For $5, the Lasting Finish Blushes are tough to beat, and they’re possibly the best drugstore blushes I’ve seen in a while. What a great way to expand a blush collection without spending an arm and a leg!”
$30 Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara for a False Lash Effect
“First, I think this pricey princess does kick serious booty in a few important ways… I’ve been testing it in High Density Black, one of the eight colors in the line, and it delivers some of the best pigment I’ve ever seen. It looks deep, dark and rich on my lashes, almost like they’ve been dipped in a jar of India ink.”
NARS Sin Blush: BFF to Purple Glosses Everywhere
It Wasn’t Hard to Fall for YSLâ€™s Crayon Yeux Haute Intense Long-Lasting Eye Pencils
“Goodness, fellow dancing queens, today turned out to be a fantastic day for pigmented makeup. First the Benefit Ultra Shines and now Yves Saint Laurent’s new Eye Pencils ($28)? Fo’ serious, all of this pigment is making me want to shake my groove thing, shake me groove thing, yeah, yeah!”
Bejeweled or Banging? Glamour Glosses by Too Faced
“I’ve been alternating between Sex Pot (a creamy lilac) and Flirt (a creamy pinkish brown), both of which light up my lips with dense, even color. A precise brush applicator and a smooth formula dish out full coverage in one coat, but what I really love about them are how their colors don’t look thick, heavy or obvious (I bet they’d look great in HD!).”
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,